The Old Rectory Nursery School (TORNS)
Now enrolling for February 2018. Limited places available please contact us now to secure your place.
The Old Rectory Nursery School (TORNS) established since 1997 provides a warm and caring environment that enables children to flourish into young adults who are well prepared for their futures. They do this by stimulating the children with a wide range of activities which are both indoors and outdoors and are continuously striving to provide and improve the quality of service to parents and children alike.
The nursery aims to ensure the children feel safe, secure, loved and parents are reassured that our responsibilities are paramount whilst they entrust their children in our care.
There are six group rooms which are located over two floors. Children have access to a resource room, dining room, a large and secure outdoor area with two of the group rooms opening out onto a patio area.
They serve a variety of different social and cultural backgrounds. Over ten members of staff work with the children, all of whom have Early Years qualifications. They attend ongoing training to ensure their skills; abilities and knowledge are up to date. They also employ a nursery cook that prepares meals which are nutritious and cooked freshly on site.
The team have a wealth of experience and speak different languages; they provide a range of activities to encourage the children to learn through play and to support them in their development.
The Old Rectory Nursery School (TORNS) has a long standing and strong reputation which can be supported by parents feedback.
Registration is open all year round. Please contact us for further information and to book a show around for a one to one consultation.
Up to 15 hours of FREE childcare each week for eligible 2 year olds and all 3 & 4 year olds - Limited places available please contact us now to secure your place.
Up to 30 hours FREE childcare each week for eligible 3 & 4 year olds (from January 2018) - Limited places available please contact us now to secure your place.
Eligible 2 year olds are entitled to free childcare and early learning. This depends on your family income or the child’s circumstances. Read more
All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to free childcare and early education. This entitlement is up to 15 hours at a registered childcare provider. Read more
30 hours free childcare for 3 & 4 year olds eligible working families are able to get an additional 15 hours of free childcare and early education. Read more
How we support SEND
We have supported children with:
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder
- Speech, Language and Communication Needs
- Behavioural, Emotional & Social Needs
- Social & Communication Difficulties
- SEND training
- Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) training
- Makaton for Beginners
- Playing and Learning to Socialise Program (PALS)
- Box of feeling
- Multi-Sensory Group Time
- Supporting children with Autism
- Supporting children with Social, Mental and Emotional Needs
- Social & Communication Identification
- Special Time Intensive Interaction Level 1 in Special Educational Needs
- Supporting children with Speech & Language
Our nursery is a grade two listed building; we would make reasonable adjustments to meet all the children’s individual needs. However, some things regarding our facilities are out of our control and suitability of the setting would need to be judged by individual parents and their requirements.
- Inspection Outcome
Inspection History Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 21/10/2016 EYR Re-Inspection Good
Registration details and inspection reports for this provider can be viewed on the Ofsted website.
- Has vacancies
- Opening Times
Day Opening Time Closing Time Monday to Friday 07:30 18:30
- Shift Work
- Short Notice
- Term Time Contracts
- All Year Round
- Further details
We are open 50 weeks of the year.
We are closed during bank holidays, up to one week at Easter and up to one week at Christmas.
- Age Range
- From 3 months to 5 years